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  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 08:09 AM
    Well, TalkingCatBlues takes a lot of the credit for the animation. I really didn't understand her theme 100% until she started setting up - then I realized how brilliant it was. She did an amazing job. I'm glad the video worked OK for her. I hadn't done much flash animation in a while so it was a bit of a learning experience. Sorry to hear Halloween left you a little rundown. Hope the humbugs didn't hit until after the haunt. I appreciate you checking in though - I was getting a little...
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 07:58 AM
    bamtunebam commented on bamtunebam's photo in album 2014 Haunt
    I have to give credit to "Badvoodoo" (HF member). We was my partner this year for the haunt. He did an excellent job on the props. Lots of great feedback for this one in particular.
  • GobbyGruesome's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 07:27 AM
    GobbyGruesome commented on bamtunebam's photo in album 2014 Haunt
    Hey Bam! Kinda tired and under-the-weather, so I won't ramble too much at the moment. But OH MY! These are the wall panels you made right? So this scene is fabricated from scratch? The pipes and the signage and the lights and the meters, etc? This specific pic is SO phenomenal! You've created so much atmosphere and it just looks like it's always been there. Is the fog coming from the pipes? I think this is probably one of my top 3 or four favourite pictures that I've seen on HF in the last...
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 05:41 AM
    Because I keep poking around every day to see all your stuff! Soon you will have to set out breakfast... ;)
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 05:13 PM
    Hey - uploaded the loop that Tom made to Vimeo so you can see the rest of it. It was so much fun listening to people react to it. Very cool.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 05:07 PM
    This I didn't do! This is actually an animated loop that GobbyGruesome here on our forum drew for me, since he is completely awesome. I asked him to make it kid-drawing like, and described some of the characters I was going to build, and he totally knocked it out of the park. It was an enormous hit with everybody.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 03:02 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on punkineater's photo in album 2015 Props
    Now that's thinking. Great re-use (and great painting)!
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 03:01 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on punkineater's photo in album 2015 Props
    Nice! He looks very serious about that whole bite you into bits thing.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 02:53 PM
    Oh - they were funny. They're a plastic milk jug, the quart-sized kind? And then just wire wings covered with paper-mache. Not hard at all. Someone who wanted to make more realistic ones could skin the wings and shape them a bit better, but since I was shooting for a chalk drawing look I had a great excuse for making them sort of rudimentary. ;) http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/talkingcatblues-albums-2014-projects-in-progress-picture211821-batty-bat-acquires-wings.html
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 02:45 PM
    Thank you! I don't know if you've seen punkineater's ghost yet, but that's where I got the idea of the cheesecloth hair and dress - looks more elegant on punkineater's, but I like my little ghost too. http://www.halloweenforum.com/members/punkineater-albums-my-props-2013-14-a-picture213436-7ft-tall-packing-tape-ghost-flowing-dress.html
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 02:38 PM
    Thanks, Chaserbug! I think it might be due to the quality of the paint (I used Wildfire UV reactive paint - even diluted with water it was really bright.) And then in some places where the light wasn't reaching I used small LED blacklights to pick it up a little. It's a very small area as you can see - a big yard would have been harder to get everything lit.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 08:59 AM
    I haven't found a way to sort pictures in the albums, other than delete a whole bunch and reload them in the new order. I would love that function too, if it is possible to add. Thank you for looking at the pics! Yes, everything is supposed to be in varying stages of emerging from chalk to real-life. Cat in the window (and a whole bunch of other window things!) is an animated loop created by a mutual friend of ours, who would probably like me to emphasize that I *asked* him to draw it...
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 11:45 AM
    bamtunebam posted a visitor message on doto's profile
    Even one of my actors thought they were scene setters. But I think you are right, the subtle items add to the overall effect.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 11:06 AM
    Hey, question for you. Do you have any idea how to control to order of the photos in the albums? HF refuses to let me place them in the correct order and it is driving me nuts.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 11:02 AM
    bamtunebam posted a visitor message on doto's profile
    Yes I'm super happy with the vacuum formed wall panels. They really add to the realism. Now.... did anyone else notice but me??? Who knows.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 10:59 AM
    Looking at your 2014 now: > The half skeleton/half chalk concept is really cool. How did you think of that? > You must have had some great black lights. The glowing items are excellent. > How is the cat moving in the window? > So the pumpkin is evolving/decaying into a chalk diagram??? You really have a great imagination. Very nice layout.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 07:15 AM
    bamtunebam posted a visitor message on doto's profile
    Yes we had a lot of fun last year. I appreciate the photo comments. I had a look at your 2014 photos as well. The green skull on your lowest shelf, photo 2, might be the same one I used to make my plasma skull. BTW nice job on your haunt. The archway and walls are amazing. I that a real fire in the Uzzath room???
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 04:37 PM
    Love the inventive ways you-all set them up! It's fun to watch someone else get excited about the whole Halloween thing. Who knows what great ideas your son will come up with?
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  • Living Dead Girl 1031's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 06:04 AM
    Living Dead Girl 1031 replied to a thread Prop Showcase: Drive in theater haunt 2014 in Halloween Props
    Such an original and fun idea for a haunt! Can definitely see more of these popping up amongst members! I LOVE the sign and the snack bar, awesome job!!
    22 replies | 811 view(s)
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 04:15 PM
    talkingcatblues commented on bamtunebam's photo in album 2014 Haunt
    Ha - I thought the exact same thing. So funny.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 10:51 AM
    Yes I spend a lot of time on the lighting. Thank you.
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 10:49 AM
    bamtunebam posted a visitor message on Hilda's profile
    Thank you very much for looking at my haunt!
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:25 AM
    Well, it all looks great. Good stuff!
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:25 AM
    Thank you for the very kind comments!
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:23 AM
    Yes the puppy is new. It was actually created by my haunted house partner. He is much better at creating creatures than I.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:21 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on bamtunebam's photo in album 2014 Haunt
    Creepy shot. They look good.
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:20 AM
    Just happened to be on right now! I love your lab setup. And the hellhound! Is that new?
  • talkingcatblues's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:19 AM
    talkingcatblues commented on bamtunebam's photo in album 2014 Haunt
    Oh, that is cool! Very fierce!
  • bamtunebam's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 09:18 AM
    Yes I'm a little late this year getting the album put on the forum. You were very quick to notice! I appreciate your having a look.
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    Well, TalkingCatBlues takes a lot of the credit for the animation. I really didn't understand her theme 100% until she started setting up - then I realized how brilliant it was. She did an amazing job. I'm glad the video worked OK for her. I hadn't done much flash animation in a while so it was a bit of a learning experience.

    Sorry to hear Halloween left you a little rundown. Hope the humbugs didn't hit until after the haunt. I appreciate you checking in though - I was getting a little worried.

    Don't feel like you need to rush back here. I'm kind of avoiding the place to a large degree until I get a better job. So if you need a break, I say you take it - it's definitely well-earned.
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    Hey - uploaded the loop that Tom made to Vimeo so you can see the rest of it. It was so much fun listening to people react to it. Very cool.

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    I haven't found a way to sort pictures in the albums, other than delete a whole bunch and reload them in the new order. I would love that function too, if it is possible to add.

    Thank you for looking at the pics! Yes, everything is supposed to be in varying stages of emerging from chalk to real-life.

    Cat in the window (and a whole bunch of other window things!) is an animated loop created by a mutual friend of ours, who would probably like me to emphasize that I *asked* him to draw it as if it were a kid's drawing. I tried loading the whole video loop onto Flickr after Halloween but so far Flickr hasn't let me do that in a playable format - I suspect it's too long for them, although they're not giving me a length/size limit in the FAQ. Maybe I will upload it to Vimeo so you can see the whole thing. It was a lot of fun - everyone loved it.
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    I noticed them the other day but fooled myself into thinking they may have been a scene setter. 2 dimensional photos just don't do things justice.
    I am sure that with all the visuals in your display the realism of the walls is noticed subconsciously. If you were to remove them people would notice the change.
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    Thanks for the compliments,
    The flame in Uzzaths room is fake.
    With the base the flame is over 5.5 ft tall. hauntedprops.com sells smaller versions. (I don't see my model listed V-0109)
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    I love the blue light on the tombstones and the orange/purple of the lantern, wonderful scene
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    I just took your haunt tour, and really enjoyed myself. You did a wonderful job.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    WOW! Your 2014 haunt photos are amazing!
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    Well, it all looks great. Good stuff!
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    Just happened to be on right now! I love your lab setup. And the hellhound! Is that new?
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